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2018-06-04 - Gauteng - Working Brunch

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After this morning's crack-of-dawn photoshoot at George Mkhari hospital, the team touched base at one of our favourite local spots - Grounded Coffee and Gathering - in Pierneef Street.  As always the coffee was wonderful, the atmosphere was warm and the staff were friendly.

Everyone was even willing to put up with four crazy people trying to take photographs from weird angles on iPhones while moaning about bokeh and whose idea it was not to bring the cameras.

2018-06-01 - Western Cape - Behind the Scenes

Discovery Foundation - Week 3 - Cape Town and Athlone

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Tuesday we started shooting at Grootte Schuur Hospital.  Alaric and his people have been very helpful.  The doctors, nursing staff and even the patients at Grootte Schuur have been friendly, helpful and fun to work with.  We also joined up some special people working to help those affected by AIDS working out of mobile units and at a clinic in Athlone to photograph some of their work.

When she's not lugging equipment and taking all these "behind the scenes" shots, Michelle is on a mission to find the perfect cuppa in Cape Town.

2018-05-30 - Cape Town

Discovery Foundation Awards - Week 3 - Western Cape

We flew Mango to Cape Town on Monday morning.  The airport was completely crazy with people, colour and noise enough to wake the dead and seriously confuse the living.  Michelle and I had endless fun - ha - lugging equipment through airport traffic to the rental car.

We spent the rest of the day getting settled in, finding the best places to eat, admiring the views from Signal Hill,  and getting ready for the week's photoshoots at Grootte Schuur Hospital & UCT.

2018-05-22 - KwaZulu Natal - Behind the Scenes

Discovery Foundation Awards week two.

This week we are in KwaZulu Natal, photographing doctors at various regional and district hospitals.  

The KwaZulu Natal Health Department has some very helpful people in the communications and public relations fields who have been assisting us in getting permission to photograph doctors and patients in their facilities.

We are staying at Jakita's Guest House in Ballito - absolutely wonderful - you can book your Ballito stay at Booking.com.  

 

2018-05-17 - Discovery Foundation Awards - Behind the scenes

It's that time of year again.  

The Discovery Foundation will soon be publishing a new set of their wonderful books on the remarkable South African doctors who recently received Discovery Foundation Awards for commitment and excellence in various fields.

We are travelling all over the country to photograph these amazing people, taking both formal portraits and trailing the doctors around the hospitals, clinics and laboratories to capture a glimpse of what their work is really all about.

We kicked off the project last week in Gauteng, with three photoshoots in three days and a portrait shoot at the SunshineCo Jozi studio over the weekend.  The gas heaters they provided kept us all toasty during the early morning cold snap and were much appreciated by the doctors - not to mention the photographer!

This week we are shooting in KwaZulu Natal - we'll keep you posted.